Sacramental Preparation

A Sacrament is an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is given to us. Full and active participation in the sacramental life of the Church requires a period of preparation of both mind and heart to be receptive to the grace of new life in Christ.

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BAPTISM:

Baptisms take place during the Saturday 10.00am or Sunday11.30am mass.  Further details are provided on application.

Applicants must have used a registration welcome pack from the lobby of the church to register as parishioners, and be practising in this parish.

Baptism application forms are available in the lobby and in the FORMS section beneath ‘Sacramental Preparation‘ on this website.

FIRST COMMUNION & RECONCILIATION 2021:

First Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 21/11/21 at 9 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

FIRST COMMUNION & RECONCILIATION 2022:

Applications are now invited for children to prepare for the Sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation at St Vincent’s in 2022.  Application forms are available on the table in the Church lobby or via this parish website (in the FORMS section beneath ‘Sacramental Preparation‘ on this website).  The closing date is 30/11/21.

Applicants must be baptised Catholics, be in Year 3 or above at school and live in the parish (or those who register with the parish using registration pack available in the lobby of the church and who attend Mass regularly at St Vincent’s).  Completed forms must be accompanied by the child’s baptism certificate – these should either be delivered to the parish office or be sent as scanned attachments to an email to be sent to osterleyfhc1@rcdow.org.uk  *Please note it is fhc1 using the digit/number 1 (one).  It is intended that the programme of classes/meetings will begin in early January 2022 and that the First Communion Masses will be held in mid-May 2022.

CONFIRMATION 2021:

The Confirmation mass takes place on 27th November 2021 at 6 p.m.

CONFIRMATION 2022:

Applications are invited from young people who are in Year 9 or above of secondary education, and who are registered members of the parish, to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation in the parish of St Vincent de Paul Osterley.  Application forms are available on the table in the Church lobby or via this parish website (in the FORMS section beneath ‘Sacramental Preparation‘ on this website).  Candidates will be expected to attend every session and to take an active part in the Sunday mass.  Classes are expected to begin on Monday 7/2/2022 and conclude in June 2022.  The closing date for applications is 16/1/2022.

MARRIAGE:  

Marriages require a 6 months notice period.  Please contact the Parish Priest for an appointment.

Currently wedding ceremonies can take place with up to 30 people (anyone working is not included as one of the 30).

FUNERALS:

Currently up to 80 attendees are permitted based on the covid-secure capacity of our church.  Anyone working is not included as part of the 80 person limit.  For further Government guidelines go to COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic.  (updated 17/8/21)

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA):  This is a process whereby those who are interested can find out what the Catholic Church teaches with a view to becoming a Catholic.  If you know of anyone who would like to come to the introductory sessions, please encourage them to call Joan on 079 80125685.